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Hublot Ferrari Techframe

Posted by Iain Robb on

Hublot Ferrari Techframe

King Gold on the wrist

King Gold on the wrist

Watch brands collaborating with car brands is pretty standard stuff to be honest, which is what makes Hublot’s Ferrari colab so fascinating.

"No sugar, just milk and a tourbillon, thanks."

“No sugar, just milk and a tourbillon, thanks.”

Instead of simply putting a second logo on a standard release watch designed by the watch brand, Hublot invited Ferrari to the drawing board and gave them free reign. You don’t see that level of trust too often nowadays, and frankly we find it heart warming, but then, if you can’t trust the chaps from Maranello, who can you trust?

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Released to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, the Techframe, with tourbillon and chronograph, is available in King Gold, Titanium, and PEEK Carbon, each limited rather aptly to 70 pieces. It’s amazing to think that this colossus of not just the automotive, but also luxury, design, and engineering worlds has only existed for 70 years. That they only slapped that famous dancing horse on a car for the first time in 1947. When you consider it, it’s part of the synergy of their relationship with Hublot, themselves only in existence since 1980, but now it’s hard to conceive of a watch industry without them.

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This watch is as much a product of Ferrari as it is Hublot. It does feel like it’s been stripped off the dashboard of one of the most coveted super cars in the world.

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However, thats not to say this watch is any less of a horological creation. the skeletonised case elegantly showcases a movement that boasts a tourbillon and a chronograph.

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The Ferarri Hublot Techframe looks pretty stunning in all of its three incarnations of Titanium ($127K), PEEK Carbon ($137K), and King Gold ($158K). To be honest though, I think the love child of Hublot and Ferrari could be made of pig iron and still be a thing of beauty.

 

Vital Statistics (For the Titanium):

  • OUTER CASING

    • REFERENCE

      408.NI.0123.RX

    • CASE SIZE

      45 mm

    • CASE

      Microblasted Titanium
      With Black-plated Titanium screws

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  • INNER CASING

    • CRYSTAL

      Sapphire with Anti-reflective Treatment

    • DIAL

      Sapphire Crystal and Mat BlackHUBLOT_2000px_WA_@jamesncx-145-121A1927

  • STRAP & CLASP

    • STRAP

      Black Smooth Rubber Straps

    • CLASP

      Titanium Deployant Buckle Clasp

  • INNER WORKINGS

    • MOVEMENT

      HUB6311
      Manufacture Manual-winding
      Skeleton Tourbillon Chronograph

    • POWER RESERVE

      115 Hours

    • WATER RESISTANCE

      30m or 3 ATM

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